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Old 02-17-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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Obama OKs 17,000 troops for Afghanistan - Afghanistan- msnbc.com
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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...instead of to Iraq
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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Afghanistan: Where Empires Die.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Isn't that what he said he would do?

YUP!

It's taken how many years to put the focus back on the correct target?
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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Isn't that what he said he would do?

YUP!

It's taken how many years to put the focus back on the correct target?

It's been so thoroughly botched by the neocons, and the sentiment so much against what we have done, as well as the graft, corruption and incompetence of shady alliances, that 17,000 troops there means nothing. More and more troops wont accomplish anything
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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It's been so thoroughly botched by the neocons, and the sentiment so much against what we have done, as well as the graft, corruption and incompetence of shady alliances, that 17,000 troops there means nothing. More and more troops wont accomplish anything
So you think Obama's decision to send more troops is a bad one?
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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it's where the troops should have been concentrated all along.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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This is what he said he would do during the campaign. Afghanistan is where we should have been from the beginning. But Bush and Cheney weren't interested: no oil.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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This is what he said he would do during the campaign. Afghanistan is where we should have been from the beginning. But Bush and Cheney weren't interested: no oil.

I will predict that with Obama in office Afghanistan will fall back to the control of the Taliban in 1 year with many American's death. This is going be just like when the Russians were in Afghanistan.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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Afghanistan: Where Empires Die.

Yep, big mistake IMO. I'm not for sending one more American there or Iraq, especially now. Get them out now before Barry kills any more for no reason.
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